Obituary of Joseph A. Aiello
Mr. Joseph A. Aiello, father of five, grandfather of four, died Thursday, November 16, 2023. He was 89 years old. Mr. Aiello was born December 31, 1933 in Brooklyn to Antonio Aiello (of Calabria Italy) and Frances (Kulec) Aiello (of Krakow Poland).
Known fondly as Joe, he met his wife Patricia (Composto) Aiello at a dinner in Florida attended by both families. They were married at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, NY on December 17, 1961. Married for 61 years, the pair raised five children; Annette, Anthony, Jean, Joseph, and Tricia.
Joe served in the US Army as a military police officer at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. He was a master carpenter by trade and worked in the aluminum & glass store front business as his career. He also managed the family business of real estate; some of which was newly built by Joe himself in the 1950’s through 1970's and still exist in the family real estate portfolio today. It was very important for Joe to leave his family a legacy of this real estate business which continues today. Without a high school diploma, Joe built a beautiful life for his family through hard work and constantly learning of the changing world around him.
Joe’s parents Antonio and Frances moved to Boston Avenue in Massapequa in 1937 together with his sister Angelina. In his early years, he enjoyed flying airplanes out of Zahn’s Airport, North Amityville, NY airport. Joes mother used to tell stories of him buzzing over the house while she waved at him with her dish towels in hand. Boston Avenue is where Joe and Pat made a home for their family which was just across the street from his childhood home. Joseph dedicated himself to hard work which supported his large family.
Sundays were a large tradition that started with Mass at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church, followed by rolls and pastries by the local bakery, and the smell of Patsy’s homemade sauce for a traditional 3 pm Sunday dinner.
He was famous for telling guests to “Grab a plate”, “Are you Hungry”, and “Did you eat” because he loved feeding everyone…so even if you said no – you still got a plate of food.
To his family, he is remembered for saying… “The door is always open”, “Do you have money in your pocket”, and “Itstime to come home”.
He is survived by wife Patricia (Composto) Aiello, his five children Annette (Aiello) Hesleitner and husband Dr. Paul Hesleitner, Anthony Aiello, Jean Aiello-Guadagno and husband Ralph Guadagno, Joseph M. Aiello, and Dr. Tricia Aiello. Four Grandchildren John Hesleitner and his wife Jaimee (Manicone)Hesleitner, Eric Aiello, Ledger Aiello-Perrell, and Lucianna Aiello. He was predeceased by both his sister, Angelina (Aiello) Pellicone and Brother-In-Law and Best Friend Paul Pellicone.
He will be remembered by so many whose lives he touched -- as a selfless and loving person. His smiles hugs and jokes conveyed a warmth and sincerity that went beyond words.
Funeral Arrangements are under the Direction of William E Law Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be held at Maria Regina Church, Jerusalem Ave, Seaford NY on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10.45 AM with a burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale NY.
In Lieu of Flowers the family has asked donations in Mr. Joseph Aiello’s memory be made to Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford NY.